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How to Make Slime for Kids (Easiest Recipe Ever!)

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I may be a bit late to the party. But, this is the fourth slime recipe I have used and it is by far the easiest and most effective recipe ever! This is all you need to read to find out how to make slime for kids.

Easiest slime recipe ever!

How to Make Slime for Kids

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1/2 a cup of PVA white glue
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 drops of food colouring
  • 1 tablespoon of eye contact solution (must contain boric acid)
  • Baby oil

Easiest slime recipe ever!

Here’s how to make it…

Step 1: Mix the PVA glue and 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda.

Step 2: Choose the food colouring and drop a couple of drops into the mixture. Mix well!

Easiest slime recipe ever!

Step 3: Now for the magic solution, mix in 1 tablespoon of eye contact solution! You may need to add a few drops of baby oil to make it not so sticky!

Voila! After mixing the ingredients together… that’s all you need to do. This amount would make enough for one student.

We’d love to hear how you go…share in the comments section of this blog.

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  • Samantha Cullinan
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    Did your slime go hard/granular after playing with it for a while?

    • Bronwyn
      ·

      Hey, Samantha! We didn't have this problem. Try keeping your slime in an airtight container at room temp to keep it nice and gooey! You could also try adding a little bit of shampoo in the mix to keep it stretchy! Have a great day.

  • Vanessa
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    My slime is way too runny! I'm not sure what is causing it to be like that. Are there different types of PVA thicknesses?

    • Kristian
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      Hi there Vanessa, The only thing I can think of which may cause this is the contact solution. It is important that it's not just a saline solution. The chemical in contact lens solution is part of the setting process for the PVA which creates the slime-like consistency. Check the ingredients for boric acid to ensure the slime forms successfully. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Holly (Teach Starter)
    ·

    Hi Leonie, The one we used was the saline contact solution. So sorry for the delayed comment. I hope you have managed to enjoy using this slime recipe.

  • Leonie Forfar
    ·

    Just wondering if the contact lens solution you used was saline or hydrogen peroxide?

  • Denise Smith
    ·

    What is eye contact solution?

    • ·

      Is it saline solution for contact lenses?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
      ·

      Hi Denise, I purchased this from my local chemist. It is a solution that you use to wash your eye contacts. Kind regards, Holly

  • Courtney Lennox
    ·

    Thank you; looking forward to making this easy slime. I was just wondering where I would buy the eye contact solution? Thanks,

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
      ·

      Hi Courtney, Thanks for your message. I just bought it at my local chemist. Enjoy! Kind regards, Holly

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